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32 Stunning Runway Photos That Took Our Breath Away This Year

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It's easy to get cynical about fashion, but you need only to glance at the runways from Milan to Beijing to remind yourself: There's a lot of beauty on those catwalks. From the most delicate gauzy gowns to starchy Elizabethan collars, from glittering gilt corsets to dozens of sneakers moving in unison, the fashion showcased on the 2013 runways was eye-catching... and when captured on camera, literally breathtaking.

Here are the most stunning photos of 2013.

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    A model is recorded on smart phones and iPhones as she walks the runway at the Undercover Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 25, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    Models walk the runway at the Marc Jacobs Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2013 in New York, United States.
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    A model walks the runway during the Zuhair Murad show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Hotel de Montmorency on July 4, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    Models on the runway at the Rick Owens Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model walks the runway at the Thom Browne Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 11, 2013 in New York, United States.
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    A model walks the runway at the Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on July 1, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model presents a creation by Yiqing Yin during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection show, on July 3, 2013 in Paris.
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    A model walks the runway during Abed Mahfouz F/W 2013-2014 Haute Couture collection fashion show as part of AltaRoma AltaModa Fashion Week at Santo Spirito In Sassia on July 9, 2013 in Rome, Italy.
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    Models walk the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on September 22, 2013 in Milan, Italy.
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    A model parades a creation from the NETIGER Haute Couture Collection at the China Fashion Week in Beijing on October 25, 2013.
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    A model presents a creation of the Haute Couture collection 'Maxim's' by French fashion house Pierre Cardin on November 26, 2013 in Paris.
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    A model walks the runway at the Gucci Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on February 20, 2013 in Milan, Italy.
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    Models walk the runway at the Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on September 20, 2013 in Milan, Italy.
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    A model walks the runway at the Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 1, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    Models walk the runway at the Chanel Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model walks the runway at the Alexander McQueen Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model walks the runway at the Thom Browne Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2013 in New York, United States.
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    A model walks the runway at the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Milan Menswear Fashion Week on June 22, 2013 in Milan, Italy.
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    A model walks the runway at the Iris Van Herpen Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on July 1, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model on the runway at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during London Fashion Week on September 15, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.
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    A model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2013 in New York, United States.
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    Models walk the runway at the Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during London Fashion Week on September 16, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.
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    Models walk the runway at the Rick Owens Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on February 28, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model walks the runway at the Edun Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 8, 2013 in New York, United States.
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    Models walk the runway at the Jean Paul Gaulter Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 2, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    Models at the Adidas by Stella McCartney Spring Summer 2014 presentation during London Fashion Week on September 17, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.
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    A model walks the runway at the Stella Jean Spring Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on September 21, 2013 in Milan, Italy.
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    Models walk the runway at the Moncler Gamme Rouge Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 6, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model walks the runway at the Junya Watanabe Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model walks the runway at the Chanel Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    A model presents a creation for Viktor&Rolf during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection show, on July 3, 2013 in Paris.
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    Models walk the runway at the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France.

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